School & Community Programs
Any of our programs can be adapted for Schools, Clubs, Dinners, Concerts, or any other kind of event, for children, adults, or a combination of both.
All programs are designed to meet the National Standards for Arts Education, including:
Historical & Cultural Context, & Connections, Relationships, and Applications.
~Music, Literature & Listening~
This program is presented with an audience participation, and interactive approach that blends music and stories, sparks the imagination, increases listening skills, and develops the students' appreciation for music, and reading.
~Celtic Music with Mystical Instruments~
An enchanting program of music & fun with instruments from all about the world. Instruments include: Hammered & Appalachian Dulcimers, Banjo, Glute, Zither, Balalaika, Melodeon, Accordion, Tin Whistles, Irish Flute, Pan Flute, Harp, Bodhran, Mandolin, Guitars, Parlour Pipes, Irish Uilleann Pipes, Grand Irish Bagpipes, Saw, and others.
~Music, Dances, Stories & Culture of Ireland & Scotland~
A look and listen into the world of the Irish. You are taken on a musical visit to these fascinating lands, learning about their people, music, songs, dance, stories and culture. Their cultural influences and contributions to the world in Music, Dance, Stories, Song, Theatre, and Literature are explored through a delightful approach that is educational and entertaining.
This program can also become a class and workshop in Irish folk dancing.
~Professor Windbag and His "Winderful" Instruments~
Humorously explore the physics of sound as it pertains to musical instruments with an introduction to woodwind and brass instruments. Students learn the relationship between all musical instruments, how they work, and participate in the making of some fun music! Instruments used and demonstrated include a variety of Flutes from around the world, Tin Whistles, old & new Concert Flutes, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bagpipes, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and others.
Takes your students, or group, on a historical journey with music. This program offers a cross curricular look at the history of the surrounding Mother Lode counties in Northern California through the musical traditions of the immigrants and pioneers of the 1849 California Gold Rush. While dressed in costume of the 1850's, Liam presents an entertaining program that introduces the music, instruments, and cultural influences and contributions of the pioneers. It correlates to the study El Dorado, Placer, and surrounding counties and U. S. History. His musical presentation ranges from the Russian Balalaika to the Musical Saw.
Liam Irish also available for teacher and community workshops with recorders, guitar, piano, autoharp and other instruments, teaching music to students, adult and children, as well as Tin Whistle, Irish Flute & Bodhran (Irish Drum) workshops for all ages.
Karen Rader is also available for Storytelling, Puppetry, Creative Drama & Movement, and Theater Arts workshops for all ages.